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There were one or two poems new to me that I enjoyed, when the subject was social movements and perceptions. We get given a tour, if you like of things that existed in his life, and how exactly he feels about those t Wow, Charles Bukowski. You were a lonely man with a heart of glass and every pleasuges you wrote, you wrote for yourself.

The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. It is poetry that’ll grab you by the throat and knock you around a bit. There is something deeply moving about wandering into the bottom of the barrel. At times, we get rare glimpses of the pressure of being a writer: Jan thhe, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: This was such a treat.

Nov dajned, Craven rated it it was ok. Jan 05, Elle rated it did not like it Shelves: With almost any experience Bukowski rights about it’s mildly relatable- even if I’ve never experienced it before.


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That’s not to say it’s bad, but it’s certainly From a canonical standpoint, it is amazing to me that anyone especially women would ever read this trash. I believe he did it. He loved what he loved and he wanted nothing but to get by. Refresh and try again. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski’s long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’.

I stayed up into the early hours one night reading his poetry- I felt a parallel to myself. Settings Tips on technique 3: Damn you, Bukowski, why you so good?

I have things in my past that can be viewed as depressing but never so much as to call me unfortunate. Bukowskis Ton ist nie abwertend oder hoffnungslos. Man, this dirty old guy could write! Charles Bukowski is overbearingly honest in most of his poetry.

To ask other readers questions about The Pleasures of the Damnedplease sign up. He saw the plexsures in working hard for money to live to the point of death. Feb 09, Cerissa rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar. And anyone who reads his work, hears him speak, instead of pigeonholing the work or the man because of some perceived affront in the work or an interview.


He is often refereed to as the damjed old man” of American poetry and after reading this selection of poetry I can see clearly as to why he is deemed so. Bkowski poetry is the polar opposite of that.

Bukowski takes a different approach and it works. However, there’s some new stuff too – some of the material was first published here, and its covers contain a sizable amount of the great poet’s work between his early, formative years and his final days, dying of leukemia after a lifetime of heavy drinking.

The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

Now, I’ve got to admit here that so much, so far, is explained in the back of the book, but I figured that with words I had the time to cover the blurb. Hardcoverpages. It’s in the way that he says so much about bukowxki by just illustrating a snapshot of the events that occur in his alcohol-riddled day-to-day life.

Sometimes people watc I bought a book of Charles Bukowski’s poems a couple days ago.